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Week of January 23rd, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Jan 29

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Sunday, January 23rd

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Crysis 3 Remastered ($39.99) distributed from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Deluxe ($59.99) Link

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, January 23rd. This is not a numbered LRG release.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Crysis 3 Remastered Physical Game for Switch

  • Crysis 3 Remastered SteelBook

  • Crysis 3 Remastered Outer Box

  • Crysis 3 Remastered Art Card


Monday, January 24th

(NEW RELEASE) Assassin's Creed III Remastered Fauxical Release ($19.99) Target

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). This did previously release as an actual cartridge release.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition from VGNYSoft

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Elite ($39.99) Link - Limited to 5,000 copies

Pre-orders for both editions begin at 10 AM EST. The Elite Edition is limited to 5,000 copies. Please note that for Canadian and International Customers, copies will be available at Video Games Plus to pre-order.

The Elite Edition includes:

  • Physical Cartridge

  • 24 Page Booklet

  • Certificate of Authenticity

  • Brian Pasternack Employee ID Card

  • Sintracorp Safty Information FOLDED Poster

  • Premium Metallic Effect Cover

  • Individually Numbered

  • ONLY 5000 UNITS PRODUCED

  • IT WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED


Tuesday, January 25th

(NEW RELEASE) Chicken Range Bundle 2 ($29.99) Best Buy

This bundle includes Rifle Accessory and a fauxical copy of the game (digital code in box; no cartridge).

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Cogen: Sword of Rewind from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link

Pre-orders for both editions are an open pre-order that begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, February 27th. This is a distributed title and not part of their numbered run.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of COGEN: Sword of Rewind for Switch

  • COGEN: Sword of Rewind Soundtrack Sampler

  • COGEN: Sword of Rewind Exebreaker Keychain

  • COGEN: Sword of Rewind Art Cards

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Cogen: Sword of Rewind & Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Double Pack ($79.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

This includes both of the Standard Releases as well as a slipcover to hold both games. This is an open pre-order that begins at 12 PM EST and closes on Sunday, February 27th.

(NEW RELEASE) Death's Gambit: Afterlife - Definitive Edition ($34.99) Amazon

This release includes:

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Double Sided Poster

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link

Pre-orders for both editions are an open pre-order that begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, February 27th. This is a distributed title and not part of their numbered run. This release also includes the Kohaku Otori Boss Battle DLC.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 for Switch

  • Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Original Soundtrack

  • 11 Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Art Cards

  • Lola Pod PVC Keychain

  • Kohaku Otori Boss Battle DLC


Wednesday, January 26th

(NEW RELEASE) The Company Man ($37.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

This is an Asian release with English support. To my knowledge, there are currently no plans to bring this to the West physically.


Thursday, January 27th

(NEW RELEASE) Cogen: Sword of Rewind

Please note that this is for the JPN physical release. There is an ESRB physical release currently up for pre-order at Limited Run Games. See the Tuesday, January 25th section for details.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: COGEN: Sword of Rewind

  • Luxury Artbook

  • Voice Drama & Mini Soundtrack CD

  • DLC: "Additional scenario & playable character: Akasha version" (While supplies last)

(NEW RELEASE) Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

  • Asia Standard ($42.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • JPN Standard ($36.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • JPN Standard (¥3,282) Amazon Japan

  • JPN Limited ($89.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • JPN Limited (¥8,982) Amazon Japan

Please note that this is for the JPN and ASIA physical releases. There is an ESRB physical release currently up for pre-order at Limited Run Games. See the Tuesday, January 25th section for details.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

  • Strategy Guide

  • Lola Vocal CD

  • Music Video Clip DVD

(NEW RELEASE) Horace ($39.31) from Super Rare Games

Sales open at 1 PM EST and is limited to 4,000 copies.

(NEW RELEASE) Mask of Mists (€29.99) from Red Art Games

Pre-orders open at 11 AM EST and limited to 2,900 copies.

(NEW RELEASE) My Girlfriend is a Mermaid?! 5th Anniversary Special Edition (¥6,119) Amazon Japan

This is a Japanese physical release that did release previously as a standard edition. This 5th Anniversary Edition includes the same base game as well as the following physical goodies:

  • Switch Game: My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?

  • Soundtrack CD

  • Pin Badge

  • Acrylic Stand

  • Digital Artbook


Friday, January 28th

(NEW RELEASE) Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection ($29.99) Amazon

This release includes: Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary & Boulder Dash Deluxe.

(NEW RELEASE) Pokemon Legends: Arceus ($59.99) Amazon

Pre-orders include an in-game Garchomp Kimono Set. Additionally, the UK is receiving a SteelBook, Japan is offering plushies, and the U.S. is offering a variety of pre-order bonuses like postcards, posters, etc. Check your favorite retailers to see what they are offering.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) River City Girls Zero from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Classic ($64.99) Link

  • Ultimate ($149.99) Link

Pre-orders for all 3 editions are an open pre-order that begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, March 13th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of River City Girls Zero for Switch

  • River City Girls Zero Original Soundtrack

  • Retro Style Box

  • River City Girls Zero 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of River City Girls Zero for Switch

  • River City Girls Zero Original Soundtrack

  • Retro Style Box

  • River City Girls Zero 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • Retro Cartridge Keychain

  • Kyoko and Misako Posable Figures

  • Bonus: River City Girls Zero Game Digital Download Code!


Limited/Indie Physical Publishers

Please note that due to the constantly changing availability and releases, I have decided to just provide links to the limited/indie publishers' sites. I encourage you all to visit their sites, see what they have, and support their continued efforts to help bring digital only games physically!


If I am missing any companies, please let me know so I can have them added.


Companies (Listed Alphabetically)

Companies No Longer in Physical Publishing

  • B-SIDE Games (Closed Shop on 8/31) - Main Website

  • Physicality Games (Website still offering Mastiff titles, but not publishing titles under their Physicality brand) - Main Website

  • Warned Collectors (Never published a game, but stole people's money) - Main Website


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